Monday, December 9, 2013

A Christmas Video

Starring in "Miracle on 34th Street" got me into the Christmas spirit, so, I decided to put together a little Christmas video for all of my readers out there.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Something Evil Lurks In The Wal-Mart Toy Aisle

I know that Halloween has long since passed, but, it seems to me that the dolls I found in the clearance aisle of Wal-Mart would have been perfect for someone's Halloween decoration. They're sold under the name "Move and Play Twins" but they're just a generic set of twin dolls who talk to each other. To me, they look like something out of Children of the Corn. I kept expecting He Who Walks Behind The Aisles to appear and demand my blood as a sacrifice.

The Blue Man! Yes, the Blue Man!

Make sacrifice unto Him! Bring Him the blood of the outlanders!

A time of tribulation has come. A test is at hand... the final test.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Another Miracle on 34th Street

It's practically a Christmas tradition now for one of the local theater groups to put on a performance of "Miracle on 34th Street" as a live-radio reading. I signed on again this year as it seemed to be a pretty easy gig.

They've got me playing both R.H. Macy and Thomas Mara (NYC District Attorney) which means, at one point, I, as Thomas Mara, have to cross-examine myself as R.H. Macy. My  R.H. Macy is inspired by J.K. Simmons' portrayal of J. Jonah Jameson in the Raimi Spider-Man trilogy: brusque with a gravely voice. My Thomas Mara is pretty close to my own manner of speaking except I'm going non-rhotic to make it more authentic to a New York accent.

The last time I performed in Miracle on 34th Street, I was given the parts of the narrator and the postman, so it seems like I've graduated to more substantial parts this year. Even if I hadn't, it still would be a fun show to do.